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Trends in Medical School Enrollment

M.Megill_2Interested in a career in medicine?  You’re in luck – according to a recent news release by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), U.S. medical schools are on track to increase enrollment 30 percent from 2002 to 2017, a goal that AAMC had called for in 2006 in order to meet the medical demands of aging baby-boomers.  AAMC has projected that there will be a shortage of 90,000 primary care and specialty doctors in the U.S. by 2020. The news was not all positive, however, as federal funding for residency positions has remained stagnant.  According to AAMC President and CEO Darrell Kirch, this is a problem because students studying medicine are required to complete these training programs in order to become practicing physicians.  Congress’s failure to increase funding for residency programs has caused the enrollment increases at medical schools to have only limited effectiveness at increasing the number of practicing physicians.

Given the highly competitive nature of medical school admissions, how can you best prepare yourself for acceptance?  Check out these trends in medical school admissions for some helpful hints:

1. Medical schools are implementing holistic review

While medical schools traditionally relied on GPA and MCAT scores to evaluate applicants, new research that found MCAT scores highly correlated to test takers’ race, gender and socioeconomic background has caused schools to re-think the way they review applications.  Groups like the AAMC have promoted holistic review processes where applicants’ intellectual achievement, employment experience, personal background, community service and leadership qualities, among other intangibles, are evaluated as well.   According to a recent article published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, an early proponent of holistic review, saw its 2012 entering class GPA and MCAT scores rise to 3.66 and 33.62 from 3.57 and 31.68, while students underrepresented in medicine rose to 20% from 12%.

Take away: Get involved in community programs and volunteer groups that match with your interests, especially if they are relevant to your future career in medicine. Think about attending events run by Globemed, a student group that addresses global health inequity, becoming involved in Dartmouth's Emergency Medical Services, or volunteering at events run by the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical School in order to round out your classroom interests with relevant extracurricular programs.

2. “Early assurance” programs are expanding

Schools like Dartmouth, Georgetown, Northwestern and Tufts, offer undergraduate students a chance to apply to their affiliated medical schools as rising juniors.  The goal of such programs is to allow students a chance to broaden the scope of their college academic pursuits and avoid the substantial time and energy investment students usually make studying for the MCAT exam.  Dartmouth began offering an early assurance program to Geisel in 2012-2013 and extended admission to five members of the class of 2014 through the program.

Take away: If you are sure you want to pursue a career in medicine, check out Dartmouth and other programs that offer early assurance admission as a way to reduce stress during your senior year and avoid preparation for the MCAT exam.

3. More students are taking time off before medical school

80 percent of Dartmouth students take at least one year off before attending medical school, a percentage that pre-health advisor Sarah Berger said she expects to see grow in coming years. Some students pursue academic programs to help round out their medical school applications or gain further research and lab experience, while others take time off to pursue opportunities unrelated to medicine, Berger said.

Take away: If you know you want to attend medical school, think about whether it would be helpful to take a year or more off.  This time might contribute to stronger professional skills that you can list on your application, or it might help you narrow the focus of your medical studies.

Looking for further advice about pre-health academic advising? Visit Berger at the student advising offices located on the first floor of Baker-Berry library or her colleague, Lee Witters, at his office in the Life Sciences Center.  Career services can help you to navigate your search for off-term or post-graduate internships and fellowships related to health, but see Berger and Witters for specific MCAT test preparation practice or pre-health academic planning.

Alumni Story: S. Caroline Kerr '05, CEO for Joyce Ivy Foundation

Courtesy of S. Caroline Kerr. S. Caroline Kerr ’05 is the Chief Executive Officer and founder of the Joyce Ivy Foundation, a non-profit organization that offers programs and scholarships to help young women from the Midwest attend college. At Dartmouth, Kerr majored in Sociology major modified with Women's and Gender Studies. She also earned a minor in Education. She was also a member of Palaeopitus senior society, competed on the women's crew team, and was Dartmouth Rainbow Alliance co-chair, among other activities.

Kerr is president of DGALA, Dartmouth's gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender alumni association. She has previously worked in Dartmouth's admissions office and recently completed a master's degree at Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Please provide a two sentence description of what you do.

I lead a non-profit organization that seeks to raise and broaden the college aspirations of talented female high schools students. The Joyce Ivy Foundation works with a variety of partner organizations across different sectors as we engage in our work.

What is most satisfying about your current work?

I believe in the mission of helping to connect talented youth with educational opportunities at highly selective colleges and universities (such as Dartmouth.) I enjoy the variety in my work: developing strategy, launching new initiatives, managing a team, and thinking creatively about how we contribute to the national landscape of college access.

What’s the best way to enter your field? Any essential elements of preparation?

The Joyce Ivy Foundation works specifically in the realm of college access, and I have previously worked in college admissions and college counseling. In an entrepreneurial setting, thinking creatively about partnerships and bringing an enthusiasm to relationships with potential partners, donors, and other supporters is invaluable.

What advice would you give to others seeking opportunities in this field?

Take advantage of volunteer or internship opportunities as a way to gain exposure to the field or work of interest, and use those opportunities to build your network.

How has Dartmouth supported you in your career development?

My undergraduate courses, jobs and internships, and involvement in student organizations prepared me to work effectively with a range of colleagues. I worked in the Undergraduate Admissions Office after college, and the work environment and mentoring I received prepared me well for graduate school and other professional roles. I have also been active in Dartmouth alumni leadership, such as the Alumni Council and affiliated groups, which has significantly contributed to my leadership development as well as provided me an opportunity to  stay engaged with Dartmouth.

On-Campus for Summer? Join us 6/21 for Prizes, Pics & Play

Friday, June 21, 2:30 to 4:30 pm 2nd Floor Bank of America building, 63 South Main Streetroger

Meet our new director, chat with staff, play games and learn how we can help you have a great summer! Stop by Career Services on your own or with a friend and get your career in gear in three ways:

  1. Help us give a Big Green welcome to Roger "Rog" Woolsey, our new Director!Over the course of his career, Rog, has worked as an award-winning college professor at Boston College, in senior leadership positions in the fashion, communications, and healthcare industries – and, most recently – as Director of the Career Center at Colby College. At Colby, Rog developed innovative programs ranging from LinkedIn industry alumni chats and entrepreneurship initiatives to Colby Connect, a career curriculum that takes students from first year orientation to graduation. Rog's interests include corporate communication, integrated marketing and ice hockey (as a spectator sport).
  2. Learn how our office can help you this summer – and in the future. From workshops and programs designed specifically for '15s to fall internship recruiting and self-exploration – we've got you covered.
  3. Get your game on! Participate in a few activities, eat some free food and throw your name in the hat for a few awesome prizes – including airline tickets, gift certificates and overnight hotel stays.While you are in the office, smile for the camera and get a new headshot to use on LinkedIn or social networking sites as you build a professional presence online.

We look forward to seeing you on the 21st!



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  1. Arizona Teaching Fellows are now accepting applications for our Summer 2013 program!  The FINAL deadline has been extended to April 29.
  2. Achievement First Teachers-in-Residence – Start Date:  July 2013.
  3. The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL)Teacher Residency Program and/or Staff positions
  4. The National School Climate Certification
  5. Tutor Clearinghouse/Academic Skills Center @ Dartmouth:
  6. What Can I Do With my Teacher Education Program?
  7. School Spring has many Summer Opportunities all over the USA
  8. Program Support Intern for TNTP AmeriCorps (Summer 2013)


  1. Arizona Teaching Fellows are now accepting applications for our Summer 2013 program!  The FINAL application deadline has been extended to April 29. Apply and interview as soon as possible to secure your candidacy.
  2. Achievement First – Start Date:  July 2013.  Teachers-in-Residence are exposed to best practices in education reform, gain hands-on experience in the classroom assisting teachers and learn about the administration of a high-performing charter school.
  3. The Academy for Urban School Leadership (AUSL)Teacher Residency Program and/or Staff positions - is a non-profit organization that improves student achievement in Chicago’s chronically failing schools through a disciplined turnaround process, built on a foundation of specially-trained AUSL teachers. There are a variety of ways to work with AUSL in providing real change for the children of Chicago.
  4. The National School Climate Certification is an advanced educational credential that complements, but does not replace, a State’s teacher/administrator license.
  5. Tutor Clearinghouse/Academic Skills Center @ Dartmouth:  accepts applications year round.  Great way to help our fellow students and get some extra practice in the subjects you know well.
  6. What Can I Do With my Teacher Education Program?  Here's a great site which outlines all the different roles within an educational environment. Not every person is a "classroom teacher":
  7. School Spring has many Summer Opportunities all over the USA – the Employment source for Educators.  Check out the result of this search:
  8. Program Support Intern for TNTP AmeriCorps (Summer 2013) – Part-time for 30-35 hours/week from June through August, supporting the Teaching Fellows Program.

For more information on a career in Education:

To make an appointment with a Career Advisor call:  603-646-2215


Open to ALL Students!

  • Meet recruiters and make valuable contacts for the future
  • Learn about the culture, structure and opportunities in different organizations and careers
  • Hear what a typical day on the job entails (hours, responsibilities, work environment, tools)
  • Discover which skills you'll need for each position and how employers will help you develop professionally
  • Ask questions, such as what they seek in a resume and how you should prepare for interviews

RSVP BY VISITING THIS LINK: REQUIRED by NOON the day before the event.

*When you RSVP, we notify our guest speakers of your intent so they plan accordingly. Upon registering for an info session, you will receive an email from with a cancellation link.  If you find later on that you are unable to attend, be sure to use this link to cancel your RSVP.

*Recommended Student Attire: Business Casual

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

EPIC April 2 at 7pm in Haldeman 041

Are you looking for a challenging and rewarding job? Interested in healthcare? How about technology? Then Epic is the place for you! Seniors are encouraged to attend, but all years are welcome! What: Epic is a leading healthcare software company in Madison, WI that is revolutionizing the way patients receive care. We are seeking bright, talented, and motivated individuals from all majors to join our team and make a difference. Come to this informal information session and hear Molly Khalil '12* talk about the company and her experience transitioning from Dartmouth to Epic. Why: Here at Epic, you have the chance improve patient care and lives. Don't you want to do something Epic? (*Molly graduated in 2012 with a bachelors in Psychology. She was captain of the varsity softball team and a member of Tri Delta sorority.)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

CITY YEAR April 3 at 7pm in Carson L01

Interested in helping youth, but not committed to teaching yet? Not sure what you want to do after graduation? Looking for a rewarding gap year opportunity? City Year is an organization that puts talented young adults in under resourced schools to mentor and tutor students with the goal of getting and keeping students on track to graduate high school. With one year of your life, you could drastically change the lives of young students. For more information, join us for an informal info session to learn more and see why you should apply!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

PEACE CORPS April 4 at 7pm in Carson L02

Peace Corps service is the opportunity of a lifetime and offers two years of international development experience immediately upon graduation. The application process takes 9 - 12 months from the day you apply to your date of departure; so NOW is the time to start preparing! Stop by the Peace Corps Info Session at Dartmouth  to learn about Volunteer experiences from a local Recruiter and Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, have your questions answered, and gain tips to guide you through the application process. Learn about current sustainable development project opportunities in the field. We are working in emerging and essential areas such as sustainable agriculture and microfinance, and contributing to the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. Imagine where Peace Corps service can take you and your career!

Questions? Email

Alumni Conversations: Charles Li, Manager of Mobile Strategy at EF Education First (Part 2)

This is part two of our interview with Charles Li ’12. In our first installment, he spoke about EF (Education First), a leading private education company. Picture of Charles Li '12 for Interview on EF Fellow Program

In today’s installment Charles, who is part of the EF360 Global Management Trainee program, explains how Dartmouth prepared him for his work at EF and why he likes his job.

1. How did your Dartmouth Education prepare you for the work at EF?

I learned everything from economics to drawing to skeet shooting at Dartmouth. Overall, I learned three things both inside and outside the classroom that I put to work every single day:

  1. How to work in a team,
  2. How to creatively solve problems, and
  3. How to become a leader.

My group projects were invaluable. My out-of-class experience in a fraternity was also helpful. Even in college before I worked in mobile, I was always buying the latest phone.  I think I went through seven different phones in one year.  My economic studies got me interested in the business of this particular industry.

2. What’s the most challenging aspect of your current position?

There is not a huge amount of structure inside EF, which is sometimes challenging. It’s up to everyone on the team (34,000 people around the world) to take a great deal of initiative to find solutions to the business challenges they face. You have a mentor you can ask for advice when you need it, but it’s up to you to make things happen.

3. What are the tangible results or rewards of the work that you do?

In addition to seeing progress on the products we’re creating, it is exceptionally rewarding to see the team come together since we’re building it from the ground up. I also really appreciate the opportunity to support a company with a mission to break down barriers of education, language and culture. EF’s mission is particularly meaningful to me as my parents worked in education.

4. What are you working on right now?

I am currently recruiting a mobile development team that will bring programmers and designers together to work on new initiatives. As a global society, we are increasingly using mobile technologies over traditional desktop PCs and mobile usage is expected to overtake desktop usage by 2015.  Our mission is to break down barriers of culture, geography and language. 

5. What’s been the most interesting project you’ve worked on at EF?

My current project with mobile applications is the most interesting one I have worked on in my five months at EF. I get to brainstorm ideas for apps and then hire the people to make it happen. I’m learning a lot about management, hiring, and product development; essentially I’m learning how to transform ideas into tangible user experiences, and then bringing those ideas to life.

6. Where have you traveled?

In the past five months, I have been to London, Paris, Amsterdam, and Shanghai. I am exceptionally grateful for these opportunities. You definitely want to have a passport before you apply to EF. At EF, experiential learning and travel is an essential component of education.

7. In your opinion, what’s the most important thing that students can do as undergraduates if they are interested in working in the consulting field?

Use your time at Dartmouth to find opportunities to solve problems creatively. My position is all about coming up with creative solutions – and implementing them! Sometimes this skill is easier gained in the real world, through internships or by launching some sort of initiative that is meaningful to you, rather than in the classroom. My advice would be to get out there and see the world, learn about education, and always attempt to find ways to hone your creative problem solving skills.

8. What’s the one question that most people don’t ask you that they really should?

What are your hobbies? I am an audiophile. I am obsessed with music. I am now obsessed with technology. I keep on buying and selling phones because they fascinate me. I use them, I explore them, and I sell them when I have learned how they do and don’t work. Now I get to do this as part of my work, too.

9. Any parting advice in two sentences or less?

When you look at jobs, make sure the mission speaks to you – and where you can see your role as helping to drive that mission forward.

Alumni Conversations: Charles Li, Manager of Mobile Strategy at EF Education First (Part 1)

EF Education First, commonly referred to as EF, is a leading private education company, offering “every imaginable way to learn a language, travel abroad, experience another culture, or earn an academic degree.” EF recruits at Dartmouth for the EF360 Global Management Trainee program, a hands-on program that provides one-on-one mentoring with senior leaders, the opportunity to learn the company’s unique entrepreneurial style, and the chance to oversee a major project central to EF’s business.

We sat down with economics major Charles Li ’12, an EF360 Global Management Trainee, to learn about his work and get advice on best practices to prepare for this type of unconventional management track program.

1. Tell me about the EF360 program.

For the 360 global management training program, you work with a senior executive who serves as your mentor and guide, and you begin by rotating through departments such as sales, marketing, finance and operations.   Trainees then work with their mentors to identify a challenging project or projects to lead which will have a tangible impact on EF’s business, and you spend the remainder of your first year as a 360 implementing those projects.

2. Describe your job.

Everyone’s career path is unique. I’m fascinated by mobile technology and did a great team project on mobile application development while at Dartmouth. I now work as a Manager of Mobile Strategy, and my 360 project within EF is focused on recruiting mobile developers and other “digital natives” to help drive our mobile business objectives.

Many management training programs at other corporations hire a large number of people to work in specific positions and weed out based on performance. The EF360 program works in reverse.  They hire a small number of people, identify their strengths, and groom them to fit a position that capitalizes on their interests and the company’s needs. Because we travel to each of EF’s global headquarters for training, we have an opportunity to work closely with a small group of management trainees who share a passion for education and the company cause. Yet at the same time, each EF360 is working on his or her own unique project.

3. What’s most surprised you about the position?

The level of responsibility. After four months, I am already hiring a team. I’m grateful for the responsibility.  It demonstrates a level of trust that EF has in its recruits, and that trust naturally supports creativity and collaboration both within teams and across product lines. 

4. Is it necessary to have advanced coursework in Economics, Education, or any particular subject area to join the EF360 program?

Absolutely not. We don’t hire skills, we hire people. We recruit at Dartmouth because graduates have the leadership skills, problem solving ability, and a can-do attitude.  The recruiters here would rather find someone with a passion for education, travel, and learning languages, and the ability to problem solve, than someone who is an expert at one skill and only one skill.

5. EF is known for having a really unique interviewing process? Can you describe this, and share a few tips on how to best prepare?

EF is looking for creative thinkers. I was asked “what is the best business to create using the items in this hypothetical box?”  I created a business plan.

Once you make the interview round, you begin a series of meetings with key leaders across EF business units.  You do not receive a schedule of meetings before you arrive at EF.  The first few interviews focus on identifying your strengths and specific areas of interest.  Then you meet with executives within several specific products with whom they think you will have the greatest synergy.

The best advice I have is to simply be yourself.  Hopefully you’ll bring a love of learning and a passion for education and travel to the interview too.


Topics include: 

  1. Edventure More – Curriculum Development Intern
  2. Overland Summer Program Leaders – DEADLINE Monday, Dec. 10, 2012
  3. Master of Arts in Teaching, Brandeis University – Open House January 31, 2013
  4. Match Teacher Residency (Post-Grad) – 2 year program
  5. Teach English Abroad – some basic questions to ask your potential employer.
  6. Education Sector – an Educational Think Tank
  7. Achievement First Schools (Post-Grad) – closing the achievement gap one student at a time
  8. Teach for America – next DEADLINE is January 11, 2013.
  9. Eduventures – Internships in Research/Consulting or Marketing for Higher Education
  10. Math for America Fellowship (Post-Grad) – DEADLINE:  February 5, 2013


1)      Edventure More – Curriculum Development Intern.  Working with the Curriculum Manager, learn the ins and outs of curriculum development.

2)      Overland Summer Program Leaders – DEADLINE Dec. 10, 2012.  Great opportunity to learn some teaching skills, group management, and have fun at the same time!

3)      Master of Arts in Teaching, Brandeis University – Do you care about Social Justice?  Become a Teacher and change the world! Come to the Open House on Thursday, January 31, 2013.

4)      Match Teacher Residency (Post-Grad) – 2 year program to train and support rookie teachers.

5)      Teach English Abroad – be careful when looking into these programs; this link provides some great questions to ask that will help you evaluate offers and protect yourself.

6)      Education Sector – an Educational Think Tank.  Do you want to make a difference in regards to educational policy and/or reform?  Check out this organization:

7)      Achievement First Schools (Post-Grad) – this organization hired 250+ new graduates for the 2012-2013 school year.  Keep an eye on this website for future opportunities:

8)      Teach for America (TFA) – are you considering applying to TFA?  The next application deadline is January 11, 2013.  Use the interim time wisely to construct an excellent application.

9)      Eduventures – Internships in Research/Consulting or Marketing for Higher Education. Learn about the business involved in education.

10)   Math for America Fellowship (Post-Grad) for graduates who are interested in teaching Math and science.  Application is now open.  DEADLINE:  February 5, 2013

For more information on Education:

To make an appointment with an Advisor, call 603-646-2215


‘13s make note of the deadlines in the following opportunities; ‘14s, '15s & '16s get an idea of what you have to look forward to in pursuing a future in education.

  1. NYC Teaching Fellow – (POST-GRAD) Fellowship Program
  2. Math for America Fellowship (POST-GRAD)
  3. Teach Kentucky – (POST-GRAD)
  4. Mississippi Teacher Fellowship Program – (3 year POST-GRAD commitment)
  5. Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) at Boston University – (POST-GRAD)
  6. CIEE: the Council on International Educational Exchange – teach English abroad
  7. The National Education Association (NEA) – Student Membership Program
  8. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) – nationwide opportunities for Independent Schools
  9. Stratton Mountain School - (POST-GRAD) Tutor for 7th to 9th grade
  10. St. Mark’s School in Southborough, MA – (POST-GRAD)
  11. Association for Experiential Education – learn the benefits of student members


1.      NYC Teaching Fellow – (POST-GRAD) Fellowship Program.  DEADLINE for application Nov. 5, 2012 for 2013 Fellows Program.

2.      Math for America Fellowship (POST-GRAD) – want to teach math and/or science?  Check out the post-graduate program available:

3.      Teach Kentucky – (POST-GRAD).  A multi-step application process including the Praxis II exam.  Be prepared and start preparing now.  DEADLINE March, 2013

4.      Mississippi Teacher Fellowship Program – (3 year POST-GRAD commitment). Make a difference in the children’s lives. 

5.      Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) at Boston University – (POST-GRAD).  Prepare to become a classroom teacher in as little as 12-months.

6.      CIEE: the Council on International Educational Exchange – teach English abroad in one of 7 countries.

7.      The National Education Association (NEA) – Student Membership Program. Learn about the benefits at

8.      National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) – stay in touch with opportunities with Independent Schools all around the country.

9.      Stratton Mountain School – (POST-GRAD) Tutor for 7th to 9th grade from late November to early March.  Located in prime ski country.

10.  St. Mark’s School in Southborough, MA – (POST-GRAD) Assistant Athletic Director, Head Girls' Varsity Hockey Coach.

11.  Association for Experiential Education – learn the benefits of student members for only $55/year.

For more information on the Career Field of Education, go to:

For an Appointment with an Advisor call:  603-646-2215


Topics include:

  1. Today is:  World Teachers’ Day, Oct 5th!
  2. United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) – a worldwide educational mission
  3. Speaker:  Tracy Packiam Alloway, Oct 18, 2012 @ 4PM
  4. Student Volunteer Program – United States Department of Education
  5. Montessori Education – learn what it is and how to become involved
  6. Educational Outreach – outreach opportunities available through the Reading Brains lab.
  7. Success Academic Charter Schools, NYC – several opportunities available through DartBoard
  8. Reading Brains laboratory – undergraduate and graduate positions available on campus.
  9. Teacher Education Program at Dartmouth – What the program is & how to apply.


1. World Teachers' Day, held annually on October 5th since 1994, commemorates teachers’ organizations worldwide. Its aim is to mobilize support for teachers and to ensure that the needs of future generations will continue to be met by teachers.

2. United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); the mission is to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information.

3.  Speaker:  Tracy Packiam Alloway, Ph.D Dept. of Psychology, UNF

Working Memory and Learning: Why Does It Matter? 18 October 2012, 4:00 PM, B03 Moore Hall. Refreshments will be served. Open to all.

4. Student Volunteer Program - United States Department of Education. Learn about the work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure quality education is delivered in this country. and

5. Montessori Education – Member Organizations & Teacher Training Courses (world wide).

6. Educational Outreach – there are a number of ways by which students can reach out to the local communities while gaining valuable experience and knowledge of the educational system.  Check out the opportunities:

7.  Success Academy Charter Schools – NYC.  K-6th Grade (soon 7th & 8th will be added). Check out the numerous opportunities available through DartBoard

8. Reading Brains Lab - Department of Education:  positions and opportunities available for both undergraduate & graduate students:

9. Teacher Education Program @ Dartmouth:  Apply early in your college program - applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early to ensure a spot in the program and to guarantee that applicants will be able to fulfill program requirements while enjoying a rich and varied college experience.

For more information on Education as a profession, check out:


To make an appointment to speak with an Advisor, call 603-646-2215.

Fall or Winter teaching fellowship in Mexico - deadline Aug. 5th!


IAPE aims to transform English language instruction in Mexico's most underserved public schools by training, empowering, and supporting a dedicated network of innovative and dynamic English language educators.

Background: The Inter-American Partnership for Education (IAPE) is a joint effort of Worldfund and Dartmouth College's Rassias Center for World Languages and Cultures.

Worldfund is a non-profit organization that works to reduce poverty in Latin American by supporting high-quality and results-driven education. The Rassias Center promotes cross-cultural understanding and strengthens communication among people around the world by training teachers in aspects of the Rassias Method® and offering World Language Instruction for students of all ages. The two organizations joined forces when in 2006, Worldfund's Founder and President Luanne Zurlo spoke to Professor Rassias about creating a program for a group of English as a Second Language Teachers.  Following two pilot sessions in 2007, the project secured funding from Nextel de Mexico and Becalos, and gained recognition as a Clinton Global Initiative Commitment. Today IAPE enrolls approximately 400 teachers per year and receives support from multiple foundations, corporations, and individual supporters in the U.S. and Mexico, and from the Mexican state governments in which the participating teachers work. Summer programs currently take place at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH USA.  Programs during the academic year take place in Santa Fe Tlaxcala, in the State of Tlaxcala, Mexico.

  • Fellowship Title: English Language Fellow  (Assistant Teacher)
  • Dates: Fall or Winter Quarters, 2012 and 2013
  • Location: Tlaxcala is approximately two hours east of Mexico City by car, in the State of Tlaxcala.   The program is housed at a family style resort near a small town.
  • The position: The IAPE Intensive English (IE) team will consist of a Coordinator, 2 Master Teachers from the US and 6 Assistant Teachers, 3 from the US and 3 from Mexico.  In addition to making a difference in the lives of others and honing one's teaching skills, a successful IAPE Fellowship can provide the following transferable skills: team work and team building; mentoring (in this case, older students); familiarity with Mexico's education system; familiarity with the internal workings of a US NGO; event execution; and cross-cultural and linguistic competencies.
  • Compensation: Round-trip transportation (one round-trip plane ticket between Mexico City and home city in U.S., plus ground transportation between Mexico City and Valle de Bravo); housing (at the Center), meals with participants when programs are in session stipend for meals when programs are not in session. Fellows are required to provide proof of medical insurance.

Fellowship Duties and Expectations in Mexico:

  • Participate as an active member of the IAPE IE team.
  • Serve as an Assistant Teacher in IE programs.  During the first 8 days of each program, Fellows will participate in at least 4 drills a day (either conducting drill or as an observer), eat all 3 meals with the students, have daily meetings, periodically attend Master Classes (in order to gauge student progress), and assist with the planning and deliver of the evening cultural activities.   During the last two days of each program, ATs will assist Rassias Trainers in drill training of the participants.
  • Maintain a Fellowship Reflection Journal to be used when meeting to debrief each program  with the IE Coordinator and the other ATs. Two Skype check-ins to Hanover will be required by the Rassias Center over the course of the term.
  • Demonstrate willingness to adjust to and ability to understand a different culture and  lifestyle.
  • Demonstrate interest in Latin America and Educational Policy
  • Demonstrate desire to work with communities at risk

Applicant Qualifications:

  • Comprehension of language learning process at Dartmouth /within a Dartmouth sponsored setting i.e. as a student or Drill Instructor in L1 or L2 classes. (Accepted experience also includes Kimball Union Academy, Rassias Language Programs Abroad, or the other affiliates such as Kenyon College.) Experience on abroad programs is valuable but not required.
  • Willingness to adjust to a different culture and lifestyle.
  • Desire and understanding to work with communities at risk.
  • Interest in Educational Policy and Latin America.
  • Native or near native English speaking ability.
  • Ability to work in a team to motivate learners.
  • Camp Counseling, Assistant Teaching, or Education Classes not required but strongly preferred.

Application Procedures:

  1. Solicit two (2) letters of recommendation. One letter should be from a current professor who has either supervised or taught you. The other letter may be from anyone who has worked with you in any kind of teamwork based setting.    Please have all letters sent to
  2. Write a cover letter of no more than one page answering: "What draws you to the IAPE Fellowship in Mexico? Why now?"
  3. Submit a resumé with the cover letter

Application due date:  --Fall: August 5, notification for interviews August 8 by 5PM. Interviews may be conducted by Skype or Google Chat if applicants are not in Hanover. Decisions will be made on August 19. --Winter Applications will be accepted beginning August 20th until October 10th. Please send application to

Security of participants and staff is of paramount concern to both Dartmouth and Worldfund.  Compared to much of the country, Valle de Bravo, a popular retreat for Mexico's upper class, is considered peaceful and was first recommended to Dartmouth and Worldfund as a potential program location in 2009, by the security consultants at International SOS with whom both organizations work to provide security services to students and employees. Valle de Bravo continues to be considered a stable location, where violent crime is much less of a concern than in many other areas of the country, including states that border the United States.  Nonetheless, staff members are reminded that IAPE cannot guarantee their safety at home or abroad and that much of their safety and security depends ultimately on their own behavior and personal choices.  It is incumbent on all staff to be part of the safety process, to keep themselves informed about local conditions, and to act responsibly. Prior to departure, U.S.-based staff will be briefed about safety precautions, including current travel precautions, by program personnel and by International SOS security specialists. Upon arrival in Mexico City, U.S.-based staff will be transported to Valle de Bravo by reputable private transportation as recommended by International SOS.  The program is managed in conjunction with an extensive network of local contacts and the program team remains in close communication with the U.S. State Department and International SOS and regularly monitors local events.  The IAPE On-Site Coordinator, an employee of Dartmouth College, resides in Valle de Bravo and is available in the event of a security or medical concern.  International SOS is also available 24 hours a day for telephone consultation and assistance. Travel Waivers for Dartmouth Students from the Provost's Office will be applied for after acceptance.

TONIGHT - Non-Profit Education Reform Info Session with Citizen Schools

CITIZEN SCHOOLS INFO SESSIONWednesday, April 11th at 9 PM Haldeman 041 --

Citizen Schools ( is holding an info session on Wednesday, April 11 at 9 PM in Haldeman 041. Citizen Schools is an Ed Reform non-profit that partners with low-income middle schools to expand the learning day for children across the country. The organization's two-year National Teaching Fellowship provides an opportunity to serve in these high need schools, while developing essential career skills. Don't miss this unique opportunity to learn more from the team at Citizen Schools New York!

RSVP by visiting:



Career Blitz: EDUCATION

CAREER BLITZ:  Education

  1. The Praxis Series™
  2.  School Spring
  3. Citizen Schools
  4. MATCH Teacher Residency
  5. Southern Teachers Agency  (728 job vacancies & counting)
  6. Weston Preparatory Position:  Head Teacher  (DEADLINE:  ASAP)
  7. Beauvoir National Cathedral Elementary School (DEADLINE:  ASAP)
  8. Emma Willard School (DEADLINE:  ASAP)
  9. Concord Academy (DEADLINE:  ASAP)
  10. Greenhill School (DEADLINE:  ASAP)
  11. Greenwich County Day School (DEADLINE:  ASAP)

1. The Praxis Series™ tests are taken by individuals entering the teaching profession as part of the certification process required by many states and professional licensing organizations. Do you require the Praxis to be employed?  Check out: 

2. School Spring – one of the best places to find employment associated with education. 

3. Citizen Schools is an Educational Reform non-profit that partners with middle schools to expand the learning day for children in low-income communities across the country.  Check out opportunities at: 

4. MATCH Teacher Residency – a highly innovative, one-year teacher residency program.  For more information on MATCH Community Day, look at:  or go to the website:   

5. Southern Teachers Agency currently has 728 vacancies listed by schools for the 2012-13 school year.  Schools will continue to post addition openings as the year progresses. 

6. Weston Preparatory Position:  Head Teacher (July 2012-13) AP Calculus, Micro/Macro and English Literature.  *Email a resume (including GPA, AP results, SAT and/or ACT scores), cover letter and unofficial transcript to Christina Drill at; check out Weston Preparatory for other opportunities:   DEADLINE:  ASAP.

7. Beauvoir National Cathedral Elementary School – Associate Teacher Program (1-2 years) (DC):  A mentored teaching program of guided work in the classroom, instructional immersion, professional development, and exposure to the theories and methods of early childhood education.  DEADLINE:  ASAP. 

8. Emma Willard School – Math & Science Teaching Fellowship (1 year – Troy, NY):  includes teaching, coaching and dormitory duties.  Earn a Master’s degree at nearby Union College or Skidmore College – includes full payment for graduate school tuition and expenses, room and board, and a stipend.  DEADLINE:  ASAP. 

9. Concord Academy – Wilcox Fellows Program (Diversity) (Concord, MA):  seeking to nourish teaching talent from underrepresented populations.  Work closely with a mentor, teach two classes each semester, informally advise students and serve on faculty committees.  Coaching opportunities available, but they are not mandatory.   DEADLINE:  ASAP. 

10. Greenhill School – Carter Fellowship Program (1 Year) (Addison, TX):  Teaching and administrative experiences – six fellows in the pre-kindergarten/kindergarten and four fellows in grades 1 – 4.  DEADLINE:  ASAP 

11. Greenwich County Day School – Co-Teacher Program (1 Year) ( Greenwich, CT).  Co-teaching children in grades N-9.  Participants work with children in after-school settings in addition to assisting with teaching duties.  DEADLINE:  ASAP

For more information about the field of Education: 




MATCH Teacher Residency–a highly innovative, one-year teacher residency program - hiring for 2012.

The following was received recently in the  Career Services Office. Stay tuned for more opportunities in Education.

Do you want to be an unusually effective first year teacher in a high-poverty charter school?

If so, you should consider MATCH Teacher Residency--a highly innovative, one-year teacher residency program.

Basically, we give recent college graduates one year of incredibly intense training designed to make them unusually effective rookie teachers. We then help them find positions in high-need schools, and continue to support them as they begin their careers in the classroom.

What sets MTR apart from other teacher prep programs? 1) We’re prescriptive, like a sports coach or piano teacher; you learn and practice very specific “Teacher Moves.” 2) Trainees are specifically being prepared to teach in certain charter schools with a track record of “turning around” low-performing kids. 3) We have a very particular approach, which involves building relationships 1-on-1 with kids and parents, then using those relationships to run a tight ship in class, enforcing rules consistently, and pushing/demanding a LOT from our kids.

MTR is no different from the MATCH Corps (our full-time tutoring program) from Monday to Thursday. However, unlike MATCH Corps, MTRs want to go on to become full-time teachers in high-poverty, “No Excuses” charter schools. So on Fridays and Saturdays, MTRs learn about the nuts and bolts of teaching, do tons of practice, and get a lot of coaching.

We’re especially proud of our brand new elementary school, MATCH Community Day, which specifically serves students who speak a language other than English at home.  MATCH Teacher Residents have the option to serve at MATCH Community Day, or our previously established High School or Middle School.  For more information on MATCH Community Day, have a look at:

Does MTR work? Yes—check out this study to see how MTR trained teachers tend to outperform other rookie (and second year) teachers:

For more information about MATCH Teacher Residency, check out this video:

Or go to our website:

NEACAC Career Colloquium at Boston College, March 29th

Following is part of an email, recently received in the Career Services office: Greetings -

I'm in touch on behalf of the New England Association of College Admission Counseling to notify your office of an opportunity for individuals interested in learning more about a variety of professional positions within education.

The NEACAC Professional Development Committee is offering a Career Colloquium at Boston College on March 29th to help introduce individuals to secondary school counseling and the college admission profession.

Registration is at 6:00 p.m. followed by the program from 6:30-8:30 which will include a panel of professionals as well as resume review and feedback.  Additional information is also posted on the NEACAC page at and questions can be addressed to

Please ...  feel free to let us know if we can provide you with any additional information.


Tara M.

Career Blitz: Education

  1. Natural Resource Instructor, Green Mountain Conservation Camp: 
  2. The Department of Education Intern Program seeks
  3. Urban Education Leaders Internship Program (UELIP).  Deadline: March 31, 2012. 
  4. The Chronicle of Higher Education – Editorial Intern.  Deadline:  4 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2012. 
  5. Destination Science Summer Science Camp Teachers
  6. George State University Graduate Career Counselor Intern 2012-2013 Application Deadline March 9th
  7. City Year – Give a year. Change the world. Now accepting applications for 2012-2013.
  8. The New England Center for Children - Internships with Children with Autism.
  9. Language Corps: An Adventure in Teaching. An Experience in Learning
  10. National Education Association Student Membership Program. 


1.  Natural Resource Instructor, Green Mountain Conservation Camp:  Positions are open until filled. Early applicants are encouraged, as there are a limited number of positions available. Are you interested in wildlife conservation, working outdoors, and educating youth?

2.  The Department of Education Intern Program seeks to provide students with an experience that exposes them to government and federal education policy while providing students with meaningful responsibilities.

3.  Urban Education Leaders Internship Program (UELIP).  Summer 2012 Application FINAL Deadline: March 31, 2012.  Summer 2012 Program Dates: June 4, 2012 - August 17, 2012.

4.  The Chronicle of Higher Education – Editorial Intern.  Applications must be received by 4 p.m. on Friday, June 1, 2012.

5.  Destination Science Summer Science Camp Teachers - are currently hiring teachers, teaching assistants, University students and recent high school grads (as site assistants) in California, Florida, New York, and Washington to join our day camp staff.

6.  George State University Graduate Career Counselor Intern 2012-2013 Application Deadline March 9th, 5 p.m. Post-graduate studies required.

7.  City Year – Give a year. Change the world. Now accepting applications for 2012-2013.

City Year is an education focused, nonprofit organization that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service to keep students in school and on track to graduation.

8.  The New England Center for Children - Internships with Children with Autism.

9.  Language Corps: An Adventure in Teaching. An Experience in Learning

Teach English abroad and earn certifications.

10.  National Education Association Student Membership Program.  Join the professional association as a student to gain many benefits.

***Find more resources on EDUCATION:








Education Specialty Bulletin, February 8, 2012

The following Bulletin contains information on:

  1.  Positions available through DartBoard:
      • Education Consultant with Sino Elite Education Group
      • Advancement and External Relations Internship at Holderness School.
      • Full-time Consultant Positions in High-Caliber Education Consultancy in China.
      • Teacher Intern at Cardigan Mountain School.
      • Head Teacher at Weston Preparatory
      • Yongfeng Teaching Fellowship Program      
  2. NYC Teaching Fellows Webinar – February 13th 6:00-7:00pm EST
  3.  Berwick Academy Teaching Institute
  4. Camp Hillard Summer Staff

 1. The following opportunities are listed in DartBoard; as a Dartmouth College student just log in, click on the Job Search tab and search for Education under Industry/Career Field. 

  • Education Consultant with Sino Elite Education Group – FT Entry-level position; Deadline March 2, 2012.
  • Advancement and External Relations Internship at Holderness School – Deadline March 2, 2012.
  • Full-time Consultant Positions in High-Caliber Education Consultancy in China with Taurus Education – Deadline March 10, 2012
  • Teacher Intern at Cardigan Mountain School – Deadline March 31, 2012.
  • Head Teacher at Weston Preparatory – Deadline June 1, 2012 (but you should submit earlier)
  • Yongfeng Teaching Fellowship Program – Deadline August 1, 2012 (but you should submit earlier)

2. NYC Teaching Fellows Webinar – February 13th 6:00-7:00pm EST  - To register:

Join the New York City Teaching Fellows for an informational webinar about the Fellows program. This information session is designed for students considering applying to our 2012 program. Get information about our application process, where and what you might teach, the subsidized master's degree program, and summer pre-service training.

3. Berwick Academy Teaching Institute-

The Teaching Institute promises an invigorating, comprehensive introduction to the art of reflective teaching. The Institute is a yearlong collaborative venture between Berwick Academy and the University of New England, resulting in a Master of Science degree in Education with a concentration in Teaching Methodology.

4. Camp Hillard Summer Staff -

Positions are available as General Counselor as well as in specialty areas. These areas include Swim Instructors and Lifeguards, Sports Specialists, Group Leaders, Tennis, Gymnastics, Horseback, Arts & Crafts, Music, Theater, Nature, Archery, Golf, Maintenance, Kitchen, Zip Line, Nurse's Aide, and Office. Experience in specialty areas is required.


URBAN TEACHER CENTER - Post-Grad. Teaching Experience - DEADLINE: 2/15/12

URBAN TEACHER CENTER The next application deadline for the Urban Teacher Center is one week away--February 15, 2012.  There is one more webinar to learn more about our program and the application process before then:  February 8, 2012 at 9PM E.S.T.  Please register through the events section of our website at  You can also see where we will be around the country over the next few months (from coast to coast!).  You just need to complete Parts I and II of our application to start the review process and meet our application deadline.  You can do it in a day (we promise!).

The next Final Interview Days in Washington, DC and Baltimore include:  March 10; May 4 and 5; and June 7 and 8.  We also have three Final Interview Days around the country:  March 8 in Chicago at City Year Chicago; May 2 in Atlanta at Spelman University and June 4 in Los Angeles at City Year Los Angeles.

Also, if you plan to complete your application, we encourage you to go ahead and apply for grants and loans at the Central Scholarship Bureau at:  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us!  We are happy to help!


Education Specialty Bulletin, November 10, 2011

  1. Teaching: More Than a Job (
  2. Boston Teacher Residency (
  3. Chicago Teaching Fellows ( AboutUs/WhoWeWant.aspx)
  4. Public Policy & Education?  Sure!  (
  5. What is the Praxis? Is it required to teach?  (
  6. Thinking of Teaching English Abroad? (Various links provided below)
  7. Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship Program (FLTA): (
  8. Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certification:  (
  9. Job Shadow Interviews: (
  10. Teach Abroad links from CSU:  (

Teaching: More Than a Job (

Teaching offers an opportunity for you to affect the world by informing, enlightening and guiding young minds. Teaching is also a career filled with growth potential. If you enjoy helping students grow in knowledge and understanding, then teaching may be right for you.

Boston Teacher Residency (

Boston Teacher Residency (BTR) is a master’s program in education that recruits talented, committed individuals of all ages and gives them the tools they need to make an immediate impact in the classrooms of the Boston Public Schools (BPS)

Chicago Teaching Fellows (

Chicago Teaching Fellows looks for highly-motivated individuals with diverse personal and professional backgrounds who have the capacity to be successful teaching in one of the districts’ critical-need subjects: high school math, high school science, bilingual education-Spanish, or special education.

Public Policy & Education?  Sure!  (

Education Sector is an independent think tank that challenges conventional thinking in education policy. We are a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to achieving measurable impact in education policy, both by improving existing reform initiatives and by developing new, innovative solutions to our nation’s most pressing education problems.

What is the Praxis? Is it required to teach?  (

The Praxis Series™ tests are taken by individuals entering the teaching profession as part of the certification process required by many states and professional licensing organizations. To find out which tests are required for teacher licensure in your state, territory or organization, visit the Educational Testing Services website.

Thinking of Teaching English Abroad?

Our advisors have found these sites.  Be smart and be wise when reviewing these sites and make sure you are not paying for services that you will not use or don’t require, etc.

ESL Jobs World: (

Dave’s ESL Café:  (


Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship Program (FLTA): (

Apply to the FLTA if you are:

  • Outgoing and adaptable to changing circumstances
  • Enthusiastic about teaching your native language to American students
  • Ready to become a cultural ambassador interested in meeting people and becoming part of community events and campus activities
  • Willing to take advantage of opportunities presented and to adapt to unexpected situations which may vary from original expectations.

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certification:  (

Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certification is an internationally recognized certification for native or fluent speakers to teach English in non-native English speaking countries.  Teaching English is a great way to live in another part of the world and experience the culture as the locals do. You'll have the opportunity to experience the world first hand, not just as an observer. And best of all, you’ll get paid to be there!


Job Shadow Interviews: (

A new sight that interviews people and asks them the questions you would want to ask.  Here’s a link to the education profession.

Teach Abroad links from CSU:  (

I figured, “Why reinvent the wheel?”  I will just share this page from Cleveland State University which has a thorough listing and explanation of each site.


Education Specialty Bulletin October 29, 2011

Below is a sample of what’s available for students wanting to pursue a teaching profession.  1. Achievement First  (

2. Urban Teacher Center  (

3. Woodberry Forest School (

4. Wediko Children’s Services (

5. Groton School:  Charles C. Alexander Teacher-Intern Program 2012-2013 (

6. School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston (

7. Dartmouth College Department of Education  (

1.      Build a Career at Achievement First  (

Our students are proving every day that all students—regardless of race, class or life circumstances—can close the achievement gap, graduate from college and become leaders in our communities. Achievement First schools show that demographics do not determine destiny.

2.      Urban Teacher Center (

UTC seeks talented individuals committed to our mission of preparing highly effective teachers who will accelerate student achievement in the nation’s highest-need schools. We accomplish this by recruiting outstanding candidates, equipping them with state of the art training, and linking their certification to student academic performance.

3. Woodberry Forest School (


We invite recent college graduates interested in working in an independent boarding school environment to apply for a Kenan-Lewis Internship at Woodberry Forest School, a boarding school for 400 boys in grades 9 through 12 located on 1200 scenic acres in Madison County, Virginia.

Applications accepted from college seniors and recent graduates for the upcoming academic year until January 1, 2012.

4. Wediko Children’s Services (

Wediko has over 75 years of experience working with children and adolescents whose Learning, social development, and self-direction are lagging.  If you are a person who is inspired and motivated by challenges, Wediko is the place for you. Our mission is to inspire hope and to persevere even in the face of conflict and set-backs.

5.      Groton School:  Charles C. Alexander Teacher-Intern Program 2012-2013


The intern's responsibilities will include supervised teaching under the guidance of an experienced member of the department, observation of other classes, and teaching or assisting in at least one other class. The fields open to interns are English, Mathematics, History, Classics, French, Spanish, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Religion, the Arts (not Art History), and Admission.

6. School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston (

Master of Fine Art (MFA) Program:  Two year degree awarded by Tufts University.

Master of Arts in Teaching, Art Education (MAT) Program:  One Academic year + a summer with the Education Department at tufts University.

Post-Baccalaureate Program:  One year program to prepare students for advanced study and a career in the arts.

7.  Dartmouth College Department of Education (

The education department offers both a minor in education and a teacher certification program; undergraduates may choose either or both options. Students may take Education courses singly, to fill distributive requirements, or in a sequence that will satisfy the requirements for the minor and/or certification.